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The Revenge of Interior Designers

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The Revenge of Interior Designers

PARIS — In their quest to build lifestyle brands, fashion designers have been expanding into furniture, housewares and hotels. Now the industrialists are turning the tables to come up with some fashion designs of their own.

Creating what…

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On The Drawing Board

SUMMER PLACE: It’s a wonder that this year’s summer pavilion on the lawns of London’s Serpentine Gallery is still standing.

The white glass-and-aluminum structure, designed by the Tokyo-based architect Toyo Ito and unveiled…

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Ritchie’s Postcard Prints Mix Style and Versatility

NEW YORK — Postcard prints of sun-drenched places like the south of France and Hawaii make Lynn Ritchie’s colorful T-shirts conversation starters.

With the resort season kicking in, the better-priced sportswear firm, known for its…

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German Wal-Mart Set for Strike

MUNICH — Wal-Mart store workers in Germany are set to go on strike today and Saturday to pressure the retailer to negotiate a union contract.

Germany’s services union, Ver.di, called the strike on behalf of the employees. The union…

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Mulberry’s Growth Put on Hold

LONDON — Stock market turmoil has delayed Mulberry’s U.S. expansion plans.

The British women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories firm said its Singapore-based partners Ong Beng Seng and Christina Ong had decided…

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Court Orders Jacobson Liquidation

NEW YORK — After 134 years, the plug has been pulled on Jacobson Stores Inc.

A Detroit bankruptcy court judge gave Jacobson’s its walking papers on Thursday, after the company was unable to find a buyer. Going-out-of-business sales…

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Fashion Scoops

GOLDBAGS: There are goldfingers, goldmembers — and gold logos. The most fabulous of recent movie promotional items is the logo tote New Line Cinema has sent out to promote its new release “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” The bag is very similar to…

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Editors’ Report Cards

NEW YORK — If a picture is worth a thousand words, can an opinion cost a couple of ad pages? Editors, especially of mass magazines, don’t seem inclined to find out, while others don’t seem to care. There’s no shortage of…

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Memo Pad

WENNER HEADING FOR 3 FOR 3?: The Wenner Media makeover continues. Just months after bringing in Bonnie Fuller at US Weekly and Ed Needham at Rolling Stone, sources close to the company have confirmed that Jann Wenner is in the preliminary stages of a…

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Stuff Lashes Out

NEW YORK — The most pugnacious editor’s letter page, hands down, belongs to Greg Gutfeld, editor in chief of Stuff magazine, which has a 1.1 million circulation. Gutfeld — who boasted, “I use my magazine for revenge,” in his July…

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Fashion Features

CITA to Impose Quotas On Vietnamese Imports

WASHINGTON — The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements told WWD it plans to impose quotas on imports from Vietnam within the framework of a bilateral trade agreement. But — despite a request from the American Textile…

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Scoop’s Growth Plan

NEW YORK — Scoop, the hip specialty chain, on Monday will open a Scoop Street denim shop inside its Third Avenue and 73rd Street location, which is called What’s the Scoop.

In addition, “we’ll be opening a [free-standing]…

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Columbia Net Soars

NEW YORK — Lower costs and higher sales combined to create record second-quarter results for Columbia Sportswear Co., prompting the company to raise its guidance.

In a separate development, Pat Anderson has been promoted to chief operating…

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Disco Fever

NEW YORK — Anyone seeking diversion on some sultry August evening might consider beauty sleep instead. Come fall, it’s a night owl’s market out there. With the opening of a slew of clubs and bar/lounges, the city’s nightlife…

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Lynn’s Lovefest

For three days it has rained every day and every night,” declared Lynn Wyatt. “Nobody has ever seen this for 25 years.”

Wyatt, the most popular Texan on the Riviera, was peering out of her villa on a cliff over the Mediterranean, and what she…

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Fashion Features

Male Minimalism

NEW YORK — Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Helmut Lang may advocate minimalism in their ready-to-wear, but both are aiming for maximum profits in their respective men’s fragrance launches —?Lagerfeld Man and Cuiron. Lagerfeld Man…

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Wella Melds U.S. Cosmetics Divisions, Picks Loftus as President

NEW YORK — Wella AG has decided two heads aren’t betterthan one in the U.S.

The German beauty and hair care giant fused its two American cosmetics and fragrance divisions into a new company — complete with a $120 million…

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Leslie Fay Seeks Trio Buyer

NEW YORK — The Leslie Fay Co. is putting Trio New York back on the block.

The decision to sell — which was made Thursday during a Leslie Fay board meeting — comes only eight months after the group acquired the ready-to-wear…

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Dock Union Rejects Proposal

LOS ANGELES — Cargo continues to move unimpeded through West Coast ports, even though labor contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association remain adversarial.

On…

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Fashion Features

J. Jill Net Balloons As Margins Grow; Petites to Expand

NEW YORK — J. Jill’s second-quarter profits came up big, but it’s got its mind on petites as it begins the second half of the year.

After reporting that quarterly profits more than doubled and sped past analysts’…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE: Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. will begin trading on the Nasdaq on July 29. The Bronx-N.Y. based retailer, which had been trading on the over-the-counter bulletin board, will continue to trade under the ticker symbol LHMS. In a…

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Fashion Features

Karl’s Crisp New Man

Munich — Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t only love the look and feel of freshly ironed white shirts. For the new men’s fragrance, Lagerfeld Man, he sought to capture their smell as well.

“Freshly ironed is the key concept of the entire…

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Fashion Features

Helmut Lang’s Cuiron: The Scent of Leather

NEW YORK — Helmut Lang has leather on his mind. Not for his fall fashion collection, however — but as the basis for his newest men’s fragrance, Cuiron Pour Homme.

The fragrance, described as a leathery musk, is slated to roll…

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Fashion Features

Prescriptives Plans Fall Blitz

NEW YORK — It’s a whole new season at Prescriptives.

This fall, the brand is unleashing a new global advertising campaign, reinventing its well-known Colorprinting concept and coming out with a number of new products, including a…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Firms Wrap Up Catwalk

NEW YORK —?Fashion Week has its beauty all sewn up.

This week, the CFDA signed long-term sponsorships with two L’Oréal-owned beauty brands: Shu Uemura and Redken. Both deals are three-year, six-season agreements. Shu Uemura…

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Fashion Features

Scent of a Supermodel

NEW YORK — The model-turned-beauty entrepreneur club has just gotten another member: Heidi Klum.

The 29-year-old German born model is following in the footsteps of Iman, who has a beauty line; Naomi Campbell, who has a fragrance; Lauren…

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Fashion Features

‘Dollar Stores’ Offer Beauty for a Buck

NEW YORK — Penny-pinching consumers are looking for bargain basement beauty.

That’s fueling the growth of value stores, where much of the merchandise is sold for $1. Cosmetics and health and beauty care items are among the biggest…

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Fashion Features

SNIPPETS

STONERS: Completely Bare, the Upper East Side salon famous for its Epilight hair reduction and Brazilian wax services, has a new treatment: the Stone and Lava Facial. Completely Bare founder and owner, Cindy Barshop, said the facial stone massage is…

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Fashion Features

A Rocky Ride for Beauty Business in Europe

PARIS — Cautious optimism best describes European beauty executives’ outlook.

“The impact of Sept. 11 is still very big,” explained Patrick Choël, president of the perfumes and cosmetics division at LVMH Moët Hennessy…

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Fashion Features

Fall Outlook: A Downpour of Fragrances

NEW YORK — It’s time to launch or die.

At least that’s the message being sent out by fragrance marketers this fall. Beleaguered executives in both the prestige and mass sectors of the U.S. beauty industry are looking to shore…

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Fashion Features

Murad Infuses Some Vitality Into Skin Care Mix

NEW YORK — Murad is seeking a boost from Vitalic, a new assortment of skin care products billed as energy for the skin.

The company is also hoping for a spark from a comprehensive packaging redesign of its nearly 70-unit product line, a…

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